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5K / 10K / 21K
When: Saturday 9th September 2023
Where: Zomba Plateau OR wherever you can run in the world :)
The Run4Reforestation is a sporting event aimed at raising awareness and funds for TREEZ and Zomba Plateau.
The Run4Reforestation is the main source of income for Zomba TREEZ
Funds raised each year go towards afforestation, fire prevention, sports sponsorship (in exchange for conservation efforts), environmental awareness and soon, green energy.
We can't do this without you!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RUN:
The run comprises 3 events:
An easy 5km route
An easy'ish 10km route
A not-so-easy 21km route
There will be a registration fee for those attending the actual event: MK4,000 for Malawians and MK10,000 for non Malawians.
Participants normally sign up to run their chosen routes, but they are also welcome to hike, walk or amble them too.
As we don't have funding yet, this year might be a fun run again, so no prizes, apart from knowing that you did it, and that you have helped raise funds for an amazing cause and are contributing to putting much needed money in to the pockets of our community members who in exchange carry out important environmental work!
We will also be holding an arts and craft fair and a sustainability fair once again, showcasing environmentally minded organisations and businesses. More about this on the Sustainability Fair page.
And if you can't make it to Zomba, you can partake wherever you are in the world don't worry, you can still help by raising money wherever you are and running your chosen route, or kayaking, or cycling! Check out the Virtual Run4Reforestation blog post to find out more
For those running elsewhere, we kindly ask that runners donate to the TREEZ JustGiving page, or even better, do their own fundraising, and then donate to the JustGiving Page to help TREEZ continue with its conservation work.
And for those running here, please also try to raise as much as possible. The entrance fee is a small part of what the event raises for TREEZ, the real impact is through individual fundraising. To help you raise money with friends and family, as well as colleagues, you can download a sponsorship form here
We understand that so many of you already support many worthy causes but we kindly ask you to bear in mind that should the trees disappear, the water will also go, and then no amount of medical and educational improvements will help. Deforestation is a desperate matter and needs urgent attention.
And if you are curious to see what the raffle prizes are like this year, look down, or check out the Raffle Prize page for what has already been kindly offered.
Below is a list of prizes donated so far: They are AMAZING!!
WE DID IT!!
You ran all over the world, from Australia to Alaska, from Ghana to South Africa, in the heat, in the cold, in your living room, in your local park, on treadmills etc. You all did an AMAZING job and we thank you for your efforts.
I ran my second ever 21km distance and did not feel particularly thankful to Adrian who set the Plateau courses. The uphill up the Potato Path was brutal! I admit to slowing to a walk for the last third. The steep downhill towards the Mulunguzi dam was equally hard but this time on my knees - and then my will power to finish was very nearly sapped out of me by the last kilometer of slight up hill right before the end. Mike and Pete who ran with me, got me through and mentally dragged me those last few hundred meters. What a joy to be greeted by Filly, Caitlin, Kate and a few of the curio sellers, cheering us on :) Not sure I will be able to do the same this year, but I can but try :)
CAN WE DO IT AGAIN???
YES WE CAN!
Can we do better this year??
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